30 nov. 2010



the trouble with poetry is
that it encourages the writing of more poetry,
more guppies crowding the fish tank,
more baby rabbits
hopping out of their mothers into the dewy grass.

And how will it ever end?

unless the day finally arrives

when we have compared everything in the world
to everything else in the world,

and there is nothing left to do

but quietly close our notebooks
and sit with our hands folded on our desks.


~ Billy Collins

Billy Collins reading 'The trouble with poetry'

Sculpture Trouvée, Heerenveen

Beeldenpark Friesland